E- reading facility in library
Interested in organising the e-reading facility in a library? Want to know the various options for this organisation and provide access to the public? Here, you can read the methods which can be used to extend the library facility to the public.
I am the Secretary of a Higher grade library in my area. State Library Council, which is the controlling and financing body under the Kerala Government, sanctioned Rs. 50,000.00 for starting 'e - reading facility' in our library.
There were certain conditions to be satisfied before starting the e- reading. A hundred sq.feet space separated from the regular library with tiled flooring and a computer with wi -fi facility. Necessary light and furniture also were to be provided.
We provided all these facilities and even purchased a 'Kindle' for storing the down loaded books. What I want to know is how these facilities can be extended to the public who make use of library? If the print version of a particular book is not available in the library it can be down loaded and stored in Kindle. But how a reader can sit in the cabin and read for hours together. If another person also come how the Kindle can be shared. Library cannot allow the reader to take home the Kindle. Of course if the reader comes with his own Kindle he may be allowed to copy the book from the library.
What I want to know is how the e- reading facility in a library can be organized?